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Nebraska’s two best starting tight ends, Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed, both graduated in 2012. That means the only tight end with any experience will be senior Jake Long, who has not to this point demonstrated much ability to be a receiving threat.
(Although, given how little Cotton and Reed were utilized last season, it could be argued the difference may be negligible.)
Redshirt freshmen Jared Blum, Sam Cotton, and sophomore Eddie Ridder will get their chance to shine this spring, giving Pelini a good opportunity to see what he has on the roster currently. In the autumn, incoming freshmen Cethan Carter and Greg Hart (along with walk-ons Connor Ketter and Erik Evans) will be added to the mix, giving Pelini even more to think about before kickoff against Wyoming on August 31.
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